Obama: I Was 'Too Polite'
President suggests it won't happen at next debate
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2012 12:01 PM CDT
President Obama and Mitt Romney talk at the end of the first presidential debate in Denver.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – President Obama may have thought his first debate went OK at first, but now he, too, is criticizing his own performance. The Huffington Post picks up on an interview he gave this morning to Tom Joyner:

  • "I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite."

  • "But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long run."
  • "And, you know, I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one."
Sounds like fightin' words, which might help Democrats starting to feel what Politico describes as a state of "angst."

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Oct 13, 2012 7:45 PM CDT
Oblama wasn't being too polite (nor was Biden) he was at a loss for words and answers. I think he missed his teleprompter. Fat Cat, Al Gore, said he thought Obummer was gasping for air due to the Denver altitude and his not having sufficient time to aclimate. I think he was gasping for answers.
Oct 11, 2012 9:09 AM CDT
Tell them like it is Cornelison !! anyone that is tired of taken for everything that they have worked hard for would just so others can have. Would not vote for thief.
Oct 11, 2012 9:06 AM CDT
I can say with honesty that a lot of people are sorry for giving Obama a try ! I never voted for him and will not this time either. But, those who are thinking about voting for him again may want to stop and think about what we are having to go through right now. 1). WAY TO MUCH MONEY BEING SPENT ! A lot of it is on personal vacations with friends and relatives. HMMMM. 2). Who are the government to say that they can just give away OUR (the american tax payers ) hard earned money to just anyone that they please. Personally , I am tired of supporting others ! they need to get out and get a job and do for themselves... Just like Rev. James Manning said... ( .com ) Who is going to take care of them when Obama is no longer in office ! Well, I will not vote for him !!! that is a promise...